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Chicken or Turkey and ham pie
Chicken or Turkey and ham pie
  • Serves: 4-6

A hearty, traditional British pie made with gammon, cooking apples, onions and potatoes


  • Ingredients
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 Slices Sweetcure gammon, de-rinded and cut into strips
  • 40g butter (1 1/2 oz)
  • 2 tspn brown sugar
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 2 tspn sage or a small bunch of chopped fresh sage
  • 150 ml pork or vegetable stock (5 fl oz)
  • 225g shortcrust pastry (8 oz)
  • Milk or beaten egg, to glaze


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.
  2. Lightly fry the potatoes, onions and apples in the butter until just golden.
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep hot.
  4. Place the gammon in the pan and fry lightly in the remaining fat.
  5. Layer the gammon and the potatoes, onions and apples in a 1 litre (1 1/2 - 2 pint) pie dish, seasoning with sugar, salt, pepper, sage and nutmeg. Pour on the stock.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry and cover the pie, trimming the edges. Make a steam hole and decorate with the trimmings. Brush with milk or egg.
  7. Bake for 30 mins, then reduce the oven to 170C/325F/gas 3 for a further 10-15 mins or until the pie is golden brown.

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